Spoilers and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

As the dramaturg for Geva's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, I've been thinking a lot over the past few months about Anne's story. It's been especially troubling to note how many of today's current events and hot topics bring to mind the Frank family and the circumstances that drove them into hiding over 75 … Continue reading Spoilers and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

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Fresh Faces in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

This week, I set out to find out how our production departments handle remounting Geva's production of A Christmas Carol - currently in its 8th year! - each season. I was excited to learn about the intricate note-taking and organizational systems that get everything and everyone in the right place at the right time and curious about … Continue reading Fresh Faces in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Road to Fringe: Two of Mee

Just one more day until the opening night of Fringe! In fact, by this time tomorrow, we'll be in the middle of our second show of the festival. (have I mentioned we fit 31 performances of 10 different productions into just 10 days? Fringe moves FAST!) So it's time for one more installment of the … Continue reading The Road to Fringe: Two of Mee

The Road to Fringe: Merged V

With just two days until Fringe opens, our building is bustling as ten different groups of performers take their turns rehearsing Fringe shows in the Fielding Stage while In the Heights performances continue just on the other side of the wall. Many of our Fringe artists are entirely new to us, but a few are old … Continue reading The Road to Fringe: Merged V

The Road to Fringe: Julia Burrer/Mariah Maloney: Intimate Works

Fringe is almost here! Opening night is still 3 days away, and this evening we start welcoming our guest performers into the building to rehearse their shows. Time for the next installment of the Road to Fringe series. Today, choreographer Mariah Maloney describes the collaboration that brings us Julia Burrer/Mariah Maloney: Intimate Works. Two longtime New … Continue reading The Road to Fringe: Julia Burrer/Mariah Maloney: Intimate Works

The Road to Fringe: Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival begins one week from today! As we get ready to welcome ten different guest productions on Geva's Fielding Stage, we'll be using this space to share some stories of how they got to the Fringe. First up, Shawn Wickens of Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo shares the timeline of the road he took … Continue reading The Road to Fringe: Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

Geva’s Eclipse Audience

Even though In the Heights is a big production, and the show must go on, and all that, sometimes you've just got to make time in the middle of the day to go outside and look (not directly, of course - safety first!) at a solar eclipse. Some Geva staff members were prepared for the occasion … Continue reading Geva’s Eclipse Audience